Sophie Raynor – During the coronavirus pandemic, one of the biggest concerns for health officials has been the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 – especially via social media sit
Fake News & Black Campaigns
May 27, 2020
April 16, 2020
Remember Ningsih Tinampi, the self-proclaimed supernatural healer who went viral last year for victim-blaming a spirit?
April 15, 2020
Say it with us: social media influencers are not the authority on COVID-19 no matter how many millions of followers they have.
April 11, 2020
Jakarta – The police have arrested people accused of spreading fake news about the coronavirus. Hoaxes might be a reaction to the lack of transparency from the government.
March 27, 2020
Indonesian officials have warned citizens not to eat up a clearly fake viral video of a magical talking newborn baby who suggested that eating boiled eggs can help the body resist the
March 24, 2020
Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Police tackled 41 cases of hoaxes on COVID-19 spread through social media and will continue to conduct cyber patrolling, spokesman of the Indonesian Po
March 20, 2020
Jakarta – The National Police have named 30 individuals across the country by Thursday as suspects for allegedly spreading false information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.
March 10, 2020
Jakarta – Six Indonesians have been arrested for allegedly spreading misinformation online about the deadly coronavirus, police said Tuesday, as the Southeast Asian nation's confirmed
March 3, 2020
Eisya A. Eloksari, Jakarta – Communication and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate said that the ministry had found 148 hoaxes related to the COVID-19 spread as of Monday.
February 28, 2020
While debate continues between the Indonesian Ministry of Health and researchers in Indonesia and internationally on Indonesia's capacity to detect and identify coronavirus infections,
February 25, 2020
Riza Roidila Mufti, Jakarta – The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has cautioned city residents over a widely shared link to Google Maps purporting to show flooded areas in J
February 4, 2020
Jakarta – Following the outbreak of the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Wuhan, China, hoaxes and conspiracy theories about the novel virus have widely spread online over the past two weeks.
February 3, 2020
Jakarta – The Indonesian government has decided to wage a war against misinformation about China's deadly coronavirus on social media, as dozens of hoaxes about the new virus have been
January 8, 2020
Tom Allard and Jack Stubbs, Jakarta/London – As Indonesia celebrated its National Heroes' Day last year, official military social media accounts lavished praise on Corporal Yunanto Nug
December 26, 2019
Bayu Marhaenjati, Jakarta – Rights activist Ratna Sarumpaet was released from prison on Thursday after serving around 15 months of a two-year sentence for making a false claim that she
November 8, 2019
Ibnu Nadzir, Sari Seftiani and Yogi Setya Permana – Hoaxes and misinformation have been widely blamed for Indonesia's violent unrest this year in the wake of its presidential elections
Ross Tapsell, ANU – Prior to the election period between September 2018 and April 2019, SAFENET documented 22 cases of charges under UU ITE.
November 6, 2019
Jakarta – As the investigation of the acid attack against Novel Baswedan appears to have stalled, the senior Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) investigator has been accused of fa
October 18, 2019
Jakarta – If the government is serious about finding the best solution to the Papuan problem, the communication and informatics ministry should support the endeavor by Facebook to rid
October 17, 2019
Nindya Astuti, Jakarta – Regional coordinator of SafeNET, Damar Juniarto, suspects there are blatant attempts to suppress information regarding Papua as they deemed information from th
October 11, 2019
Christoforus Ristianto, Jakarta – Centre for Innovation Policy and Governance (CIPG) researcher Klara Esti says that the political buzzer phenomena can be said to have begun during the
October 8, 2019
Jakarta – Thousands of residents of West Seram Regency in Maluku fled to nearby mountains and forests on Tuesday amid fears of an incoming tsunami after fake news spread online followi
October 7, 2019
Jakarta – Thousands of Ambon residents are still in shelters nearly two weeks after a deadly earthquake sparked a stream of fake news and hoaxes warning that an even bigger disaster wa
September 11, 2019
Dan McGarry, Port Vila – In the wake of a Vanuatu Daily Post investigation into what appeared to be a deliberate attempt to spread fake news targeted at the government of Vanuatu and o
September 9, 2019
Friski Riana, Jakarta – Announced through his Twitter account, investigative reporter Benjamin Strick published his findings on Twitter bot network intentionally used to promote Papua